Learning At-Home Activity Handouts: Drama and Visual Art

Not all students have access to Internet at home. To contribute to the Austin ISD at-home learning packets that are being mailed to students across the district, we've created simple handouts. Thanks to the support of the Multilingual Education Team, these handouts are in both Spanish and English. In case Austin ISD educators and families … Continue reading Learning At-Home Activity Handouts: Drama and Visual Art

National Poetry Month: Image Capture Strategy Application

Strategy: Image CaptureAudience: 4th grade and upParticipants: This activity is for two or more people Instructions: Read this excerpt from the book, Rebound, by Kwame Alexander: Sometimes, I wishI was a superhero,superflylike QuicksilverSpeed-racingdown the courtsleek as a sports carfaster than NASCAR,leaving all my sadnessin the dust—far,far awayfrom now.Wish I could soarscorethrow downa monster dunklike I … Continue reading National Poetry Month: Image Capture Strategy Application

National Poetry Month: Art Talk Strategy Application

Strategy: Art TalkAudience: Upper elementary students and families, teachersParticipants: This activity is for three to eight people Observation Challenge: Look deeply at the image below. Answer these questions to start to think deeply about this image: What do you see? What shapes, colors, lines?How does this image make you feel?What does this image remind you … Continue reading National Poetry Month: Art Talk Strategy Application

I am a Part of an Ensemble: Photo Gesture and Movement Prompt

In the last month, the arts world has lost giants in music and theatre, who enjoyed long careers and still had a lot more to teach us. As we grapple with the novel coronavirus and its impact on certain members of our population, some people have expressed a cavalier attitude about protecting and valuing elders. … Continue reading I am a Part of an Ensemble: Photo Gesture and Movement Prompt